Aqua Scuba Diving 8 Days - Itinerary A 2021

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Day 1: Galapagos Islands

Upon your arrival to Baltra Airport, you will take a short bus ride to Ayora Port, and get onboard Aqua Yacht, once you settle in and have lunch onboard, you will head to the first visiting point, Baltra North East, a perfect place to start your diving adventure with moderate currents. You can see lava and rock formations, and at the depth of 20m (60ft) you might see white-tipped reef sharks, pelagic fish, reef fish, rays and turtles. You may also spot hammerhead sharks nearby. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Day 2: Galapagos Islands

First diving spot to visit in the morning will be Bartolome. beneath this island waves, you will go around a rocky platform and float around underwater cliffs that start at 15 m and disappear into the sea bed, giving you the opportunity to see pelagic animals. You can also spot white-tipped reef sharks, barracudas, turtles and sting rays. In the afternoon head to Cousin´s rock located northeast Santiago Island, one of the few places where you can see endemic black coral, amongst the colorful clams. You can expect to see sea lions, Galapagos sharks, seahorses, barracudas, stingrays, eagle rays and reef fish. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Day 3: Galapagos Islands

First visit of the day will be Wolf Island, an extinct volcano located northwest Isabela Island. Land visits are not permitted, but from here you can spot red-footed boobies and vampire finches. For the dives, that will take place in the morning and in the afternoon, you will visit spots with medium to strong currents, where the use of gloves and reef hooks is advised. Schooling of pelagic are the main attraction, but you can also spot hammerheads, white tips and Galapagos sharks (from may to November). After the dives, you will head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

View fragata tortuga

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Day 4: Galapagos Islands

This diving day will take place at Darwin Island, that is formed by a volcano that reaches above sea level, and was named in honor of naturalist Charles Darwin. No land visits are permitted here. One of the most famous diving sites is Darwins Arch, which provides an amazing drift dive along the wall at an average depth of just 9m. You can expect medium to strong currents and you may spot hammerheads, black tips, and Galapagos sharks. Schools of jacks, turtles, and angelfish are also common. Whale sharks can also be seen but between May and November.

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Day 5: Galapagos Islands

This day you will head to Wolf Island, named after the german geologist Theodor Wolf. It is formed by an extinct volcano that reaches 780ft above sea level, and it is located northwest of Isabela Island. Since land visits arte not permitted you can expect to see, from affar, bird life such as: red-footed boobies, and vampire finches. For the dives you will experiment medium to strong currents, and you will pass by reefs and walls, so the use of gloves and reef hooks is advised. Schooling pelagics are the main attraction here. You can also spot hammerheads at this spot.

sellar Booby & chick

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Day 6: Galapagos Islands

Early in the morning, the first diving site will be Vicente Roca Point, just at the mouth of Isabela{s seahorse-shape. You will enter a dark cave below a spectacular arch, and just around the corner, the collapsed amphitheater of Volcan Ecuador offers an amazing view. The calmer waters of the coves are well-protected against the ocean swell, and are a great place for snorkeling amongst various species of shark, puffer fish and seahorses. In the afternoon you will dive at Cape Douglas, and here you will observe marine iguanas, red-lipped batfish, horn sharks, mola malo, and possibly Baleen Whales.

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Cape Douglas

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Day 7: Aqua Yacht

The first diving site this day will be Roca Blanca, know to be the mecca for sea life, and located south east coast of Isabela Island; its cool waters increase the diversity of marine life, that´s why you will get to see amazing life here, such as: sharks, manta & eagle rays, sea lions, moray eels, lobsters and a vast population of tropical fish. In the afternoon you will head to Pinzon, located off the western coast of Santa Cruz. This is a great spot for beginners and experienced divers, offering many playful sea lions, turtles and red-lipped batfish. In the warmer months, this is the favorite spot for Manta Rays and pods of dolphins. After this dives head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Roca Blanca

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Day 8: End of Itinerary

Early this morning and after breakfast you will disembark at Santa Cruz Islands, for a visit to the Highlands, you will pass through the agricultural zone, near the National Park boundary, and observe the extict volcanic cones covered with grass and lush greenery. You will also visit the Twin Craters, two collapsed volcanic domes that form an amazing landscape, and you will also head to a local ranch to observe Galapagos giant tortoises roaming freely. After this visit, you will be transferred to Baltra Airport to take your flight back to the continent.

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